High Speed 2 Railway Line
Mrs Gillan: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what
instructions or guidance his Department has given to
local enterprise partnerships about High Speed 2 and
the presentation of their strategic economic plans.
Greg Clark: Guidance issued to local enterprise
partnerships in July 2013 set out that strategic economic
plans will be assessed on three core criteria: ambition
and rationale, value for money, and delivery and risk.
Plans should demonstrate how local areas can drive
growth, and the priorities and themes should be determined
locally. Local enterprise partnerships with a clear link
to HS2 (for example those with planned stations) are
likely to consider in their economic plans the actions
that are relevant to maximising the benefits of their
location, to demonstrate the ambition and rationale of
their strategic economic plan.